University of Rochester

Off-Broadway Play Platanos Y Collard Greens Comes to the University of Rochester

September 22, 2011

WHAT: Platanos Y Collard Greens is a hilarious romantic tale which asks if love between Blacks and Latinos can survive. "Do Platanos Go Wit' Collard Greens?"

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Strong Auditorium on the University of Rochester's River Campus. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Spanish and Latino Students' Association; The David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity in Arts, Sciences and Engineering; the Latino Professional Alliance at the University; Office of Minority Student Affairs; College Diversity Round Table, the College Dean's Office; the Office of Alumni Relations.

ABOUT THE PLAY: The story focuses on two college students strangers from different cultures who fall in love at first sight, until her mom finds out and has a heart attack! The couple is forced to confront and overcome prejudices while defending their bond from family and friends. Playwright David Lamb based the 2003 play on his book about the social and political issues facing blacks and Latinos in New York. It's on a collegiate tour. For more about the show, visit

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Anthony J. Plonczynski at 585.275.1402.